Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Pressure ulcer prevention: Assessing all contributing factors

Pressure ulcer prevention: Assessing all contributing factors

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When analyzing the relationship between soft-tissue injury and support surfaces for pressure ulcer treatment and prevention, caregivers must realize support surfaces deliver unwanted gradient pressure and/or shear mechanical stresses, resulting in soft tissue distortion.

Get the most benefit from support surfaces

Get the most benefit from support surfaces

Despite the use of support surfaces, over 2.5 million people each year still acquire pressure ulcers. This raises certain questions in regards to the use of support surfaces, such as: How does a facility select the best support surfaces for individual needs?

Pressure ulcer prevention: Select the right products

Pressure ulcer prevention: Select the right products

To better quality care in relation to the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, long-term care providers must pay close attention to the products they are utilizing.

Pressure ulcers 'not entirely preventable'

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Seniors' lack of protective skin proteins makes pressure ulcer prevention difficult, according to new research.

Protein change explains why pressure ulcers are 'not entirely preventable' among seniors, researchers say

Protein change explains why pressure ulcers are 'not entirely preventable' among seniors, researchers say

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Elderly people's lack of protective skin proteins makes pressure ulcer prevention difficult, according to newly published research. Seniors' skin begins to break down after just two hours of static pressure, the researchers found.

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